Maryland-Style Crab Cakes

Maryland-Style Crab Cakes

Allison Stone

Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine, you can never go wrong with these crab cakes by our contributor Allison Stone. The recipe is kid friendly and easy to make, especially when you have guests over!

5
Servings
257
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  mayonnaise
  • egg, beaten
  • 1  Tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1  Tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1  Teaspoon  hot sauce
  • 1  Pound  Maryland jumbo lump crab meat or Gulf of Mexico crab, if Maryland is not available
  • 20  saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/4  Cup  chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  olive oil
  • lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Sort through the crabmeat to ensure there are no cartilage or pieces of shell left.

In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce until smooth.

In a medium bowl, lightly toss the crabmeat with the cracker crumbs. Gently fold in the mayonnaise mixture, then gently fold in the salt, pepper, and half of the chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the crab mixture into eight mounds. Lightly pack each mound into a patty shape, about 1 ½ inches thick. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the crab cakes and cook over medium heat until deeply golden and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.

Transfer the crab cakes to plates and sprinkle the remaining chives on top. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
65µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
115mg
12%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
212mg
30%
Selenium, Se
38µg
69%
Sodium, Na
503mg
34%
Water
95g
4%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Crab Cake Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Crab Cake Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.